Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is without a doubt a multi-functional food item; its complex aromas and flavors make it a versatile part of our gastronomy that few foods, and needless to say fats, can match.

How is Olive Oil made

Known for its health benefits as a key component of the Mediterranean diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a natural juice of a fruit, the olive. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest olive oil quality, an oil with irreproachable qualities and properties that make it an ideal...

Olive Oil Tasters

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is the highest quality olive oil there is . It is one of the healthiest fats and besides the health benefits its consumption provides, it is a joy to savour and to use in cooking.

The Olfactory Sense in Virgin Olive Oil

In the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil we work on the olfactory and taste sense. The olfactory sense is  the one that tells us in the first place if it is a fresh oil or an old or defective oil.  

Technological changes in the Virgin Olive Oil Extraction Process

This work collects a global vision of the technology necessary for the extraction of virgin olive oil, comparing the different extraction processes, that is, the old three-phase centrifugation and pressure systems with the current two-phase centrifugation system. 

Mediterranean Diet and EVOO

The Mediterranean Diet is synonymous with wellness and health. It is part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is more than just a diet, it is a philosophy of life, in which taking our diet as a basis involves our social relationships.

How is ESAO coping with the COVID-19 crisis?

Interview with Susana Romera, technical director at ESAO in order to know her opinion on the current situation of Covid-19 and the tasting of virgin olive oil.

Olive Tree Pruning and Alternate Year Bearing

In order to explain Olive Tree pruning and Alternate Year Bearing, we need to consider each of the yearly seasons.

Olive grove management: Mulching branches and vegetative soil coverage

Olive tree mulch has proportionately more carbon and less nitrogen than what there is in the totally decomposed humus content of soil.

Benefits of Olive Oil

The health benefits of consuming Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) are well known, but what are the scientific foundations that support this belief? In this post we will delve into the knowledge of the composition of EVOO and the scientific studies that support its multiple benefits.

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